Spicy Elotes

Our friend Amanda texted yesterday and asked if we had a good street corn recipe. We’ve never made it before, but I remembered seeing a recipe in one of our cookbooks. I broke it out for her, but realized that we had all the needed ingredients on hand ourselves (key since we’re still trying to…

Berry Lime Popsicles

Happy Fourth of July! I don’t know about y’all but summer is definitely in full swing here. It was 92 degrees at 10am this morning! Even though it doesn’t feel like summer, since we can’t do many of the summery things we would normally be doing, the heat certainly reminds us of the season. One…

Banh Mi Meatballs

The pandemic life means that we’ve been trying to limit our grocery store trips and only eating the food we have in the house. This has been good and bad for our cooking. It’s forced some creativity that has been well-worth the effort, but other times it’s just led to us eating the same thing…

Baked “Tandoori” Chicken

I started off this pandemic era with increased energy for cooking and especially baking (see: Berry Pavlova with Chocolate Drizzle and Banana Chip Muffins), but recently I’ve swung to the opposite end of the spectrum. I think it’s a little bit of COVID-depression… It’s hard to get excited about cooking dinner, when your life consists…

Banana Chip Muffins

I’ve finally joined the club. I might be the only person who hasn’t made banana bread (or muffins in this case) during this pandemic. I have embraced pandemic baking in general (see our other Pandemic Eats), though I also haven’t joined the Make-Your-Own-Sourdough Club yet either. My lovely friend Mary Catherine brought me some fresh eggs from…

Berry Pavlova with Chocolate Drizzle

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot of things from us collectively. Lives, health, daily freedoms, jobs, money… Some of these things are obviously more important than others. One of the things that it has taken is simultaneously trivial and powerful – our celebrations. No one is dying for lack of a birthday party, but…

Roasted Beets in Herb Yogurt

So things have gotten weird since our last blog post. The novel coronavirus has caused a global pandemic, and we’re starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in our area. The past week at work has been incredibly stressful, with a lot of confusion and worry. We actually are now on vacation for two…

Cream Biscuits

Since we decided recently that we’re brunch people, Selim has spent his Sunday mornings over the past few months perfecting his biscuit recipe. All I’ve ever heard about making biscuits is BUTTER, BUTTER, BUTTER. Well we’re hear to tell you that you can have an amazing biscuit, without using any butter. Sacrilegious? Maybe. But we’re going out…

Smoky Spiced Pecans

Welcome to March! This month’s Cookbook Club selection is Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, by Vivian Howard. If you’re a PBS watcher, Vivian is the chef at the center of the show A Chef’s Life. Selim loves that show, so this was a fun selection for us! Our first…

Parmesan Broth

We love to make flavorful broths and stocks. We usually save all of our meat bones (chicken, steaks, the whole Thanksgiving turkey!), keep them in the freezer until we have a bunch, and then periodically make a big batch of stock. We keep it in mason jar and use it for the next few weeks…